Founding Partners for Cremorne Digital Hub Announced

Tuesday 13 September 2022

The mayor and group of councillors standing before the entrance to the Digital Hub Consortium
From Left to Right: Mayor Sophie Wade, City of Yarra; Dionne Higgins, RMIT; Professor Calum Drummond, RMIT; Professor Adrian Pearce, University of Melbourne; Jaala Pulford, Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy; Cerasela Tanasescu, La Trobe University; Matt Salier, RMIT; Tim Heasley, Cremorne Digital Hub Consortium, Acting CEO.

A new Digital Hub will be located in the City of Yarra and will bring together industry, universities and investors to create jobs, advance Victoria’s technology and innovation capability and support digital skills development.

Yarra Mayor, Cr Sophie Wade, welcomed the announcement that the new hub would be located in Cremorne.

“This is a fantastic outcome for Cremorne and the City of Yarra more broadly,” Cr Wade said. 

“We know that the ability to share ideas and collaborate are essential to innovation and digital skills development.

“The Digital Hub will ensure Cremorne remains at the forefront of the evolving digital and tech sectors and that we continue seeing fulfilling jobs created right here in Melbourne.”

With over 700 businesses and more than 10,000 workers, the Cremorne precinct is home to some of Australia’s most successful tech companies, including Carsales, REA Group, MYOB and SEEK. The precinct also contributes over $4 billion annually to the Victorian economy.

The Cremorne Digital Hub delivers on key outcomes from the Cremorne Place Implementation Plan - a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and Yarra City Council. The plan sets a long-term vision for Cremorne as a global innovation precinct with a vibrant village feel and helps guide State and Local government investment in the precinct. 

The Victorian Government recently announced Artesian Venture Partners, the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Deakin University and La Trobe University as founding partners of the Cremorne Digital Hub.

For more information about the Cremorne Digital Hub, visit the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions website.



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